A bus of New Vision Paribahan hit the home minister’s car in front of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in the area at about 8.45pm on Friday
A sports utility vehicle carrying Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal was hit by a city bus at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area.
A bus of New Vision Paribahan hit the home minister’s car in front of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in the area at about 8.45pm on Friday, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station Inspector (investigation) Abul Kalam Azad told the Dhaka Tribune.
“The minister went to the hospital to visit a patient. When he was on his way to Nakhalpara after coming out of the hospital when the bus with the number plate Dhaka Metro Ba 11-7475 hit his SUV,” said the inspector Azad.
The bus was being driven by a helper named Manik, aged about 22 years. The driver of the bus, Ibrahim Khalil Imon, 22, was with Manik inside the bus.
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police has detained the two and the bus is in police custody.
Filing of a case was under process as of 1am Saturday.
“Although the SUV suffered a little damage, the minister however was safe and travelled to his destination with the damaged car,” said the inspector.
The Traffic Week, an annual program by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police to raise awareness and bring discipline in road transport, is underway.